Dheeraj Pandey

Founder, CEO & Chairman

Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dheeraj is also on the Board of Directors at Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE).

Stop being a bully, VMware!

As I write this blog on the eve of MLK Jr. Day, I am reminded of respect, fairness, and dignity, and how an absence of fundamental human values engenders movements.

Nutanix CEO Letter to Stockholders

This September, we completed two years as a public company and nine years since we were founded in 2009.

The Nutanix Customer Journey: A Perspective from .NEXT, EMEA

As we head into .NEXT London tomorrow, I’ve found myself taking a step back to reflect on how far we have come as a company since we were founded nine years ago.

A Note From Dheeraj

As we come to a FY18 financial year close, I wanted to share an update with you regarding our President, Sudheesh Nair. Many of you might remember that nine months ago, he handed over the reins of the Sales organization to Lou Attanasio, our Chief Revenue Officer.

The Software Path

In our Q1 FY18 earnings call, we formally announced that we would thoughtfully adopt a software-centric approach to our go-to-market and financial reporting.

Nutanix Xpress: The Little HCI Engine That Could

This morning on May 24th, 2016, we announced Nutanix Xpress – our first product line dedicated just to small and medium-sized businesses.

Act II: Thinking Global, Acting Local

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

NTNX: Disrupt. Reinvent. Repeat.

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

Back to Basics

I was just thinking how young a company we still are. Nutanix was incorporated in Delaware on September 22nd, 2009. It took us another four months to

Believers, Fence-sitters, and Naysayers

The Burden of Responsibility As we unveil our 2nd annual user conference, .NEXT Vegas (Jun 20-22), I wanted to share the why behind the event.

Nutanix and Lenovo

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

Nutanix Community Edition: Because Xiaomi

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

EMC, the enemy lies within

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

Building Things That People Like

In the last fortnight, I’ve had the opportunity to read two very contrasting articles on the Internet. One from The Economist on a humbler Microsoft, and another from an EMC blogger Chuck Hollis arguing exactly the opposite on why a single stack matters more than anything else.

Building Things That People Like: An Encore

Exactly 4 years ago to this day, I wrote a blog called “Building things that people like”. That blog was about portability, about customer choice, about a contrarian view that professed building apps and platforms that were not tightly coupled with each other

The baton is passing

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

SDS for the Masses: Why Dell Matters

Technology companies are faced with different chasms at various phases of their growth. How deeply secure or insecure they are about crossing those chasms defines their future. How they value ubiquity and distribution separates the niche players from the category creators. I’d take the example of two companies to illustrate the point.

Web-scale IT: "Are we there yet?"

Incumbents have started to write blog posts pooh-pooing the undeniable web-scale “rebellion” in the enterprise. The word rebellion reminds me of the talk I gave two years ago at BriForum London.

Four Predictions for 2014

Welcome to 2014! We’ve started the year with a bang. Your faith has been a big part of this watershed moment in the company’s history. Thank you for your unflinching support. As the new year begins, I’ll take the liberty to make some industry predictions, although I acknowledge how perilous it is to hold an imaginary crystal ball.

4 Years with Positive Ions

On the eve of our Series D, I am going to tell a visual story of our company. It’s going to be about positive ions, about the electric field we operate in, and about how a certain velocity differentiates us from the “also-ran” stationary atoms.

Software-defined Storage: Our Take

There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind.

2013 Predictions: The End of Big Iron

These predictions were first published as a contributed article in VMblog’s 5th Annual Virtualization and Cloud Prediction Series.

An Apple Revolution in Enterprise Computing

The name of the game is to push content and computing as close to the user as possible. WAN is public cloud’s biggest enemy.

Big Data and Virtualization: Where the Twain Shall Meet

Big Data and Virtualization are the two biggest revolutions underway in enterprise data centers.

Convergence with Scott Adams

Converged architectures coming out of force-fit consortiums are just that — expensive toxic blobs.

We Are Officially Open for Business

It's official! We are open for business, after spending many tireless moments building this product and bringing it to market.

Why Nutanix, and Why Now

Network storage has many challenges today, but it wasn’t always like this.

The Journey has Begun

Ever since we conceived Nutanix in September of 2009, we’ve been heads-down building the product and a business that have begun to hum